Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle overstretching
, past tense , past participle overstretched
If you overstretch
something or someone or if they overstretch
, you force them to do something they are not really capable
of, and they may be harmed
as a result.
Dr Boutros Ghali said the operation would overstretch resources.
Do what you know you can do well and don't overstretch yourself.
Never force your legs to overstretch, or you can cause injuries.
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